Bipartisan Helping Hands For The USO
Now here’s a form of bipartisanship I can wholeheartedly agree with:
On Capitol Hill yesterday [Wednesday, 9 February], more than a dozen members of Congress attended the USO Care Package for Women Stuffing Party in the first floor foyer of the Rayburn House, where 2,000 specially-designed female care packages were filled.
In total, 18 members of Congress attended the three-hour event, including many members of the USO Congressional Caucus. These members joined USO leadership, leadership from USO corporate sponsors, USO volunteers and other staffers from congressional offices around the Hill to bring “a little bit of home” to female troops overseas.
Congress has participated in the bi-annual USO Care Package Stuffing Party for seven consecutive years since the USO Congressional Caucus was first established. Yesterday, however, the care packages were specially designed to include female razors, feminine hygiene items, and fragranced soap in addition to the standard “unisex” care items such as phone cards, coffee, reading material and snacks.
To open the event, USO President Sloan Gibson shared some remarks about the service and the specific sacrifice of American women serving in uniform. His remarks were followed by similar sentiments by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), and Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam, pictured at left with Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC]).
God bless ’em, and our troops too.